Villas-Boas: Soldado deserves respect

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says Roberto Soldado has had "a major boost of confidence" after scoring a hat-trick as Spurs beat Anzhi Makhachkala 4-1 in the Europa League.

Soldado headed in Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick before finishing well from Erik Lamela's pass. Anzhi responded before the break but Lewis Holtby's delicate volley and a Soldado penalty wrapped up the win.

The victory maintains Spurs' 100% record in this season's Europa League and Villas-Boas says the Spanish striker Soldado "deserves respect" for his professionalism.

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